Harold Klunder

Untitled (Study for Tiger Brand)

1980
Working with acrylics at the beginning of his career, Klunder abandoned this medium for oils in 1980. During an influential two-year residency at Open Studio in Toronto between 1979 and 1980, Klunder worked with five master printers and produced approximately twenty studies, including "Untitled (Study for Tiger Brand)", leading up to his final work, "Tiger Brand (Bengal Black)", in 1980. Compared to the other prints and paintings by this artist already in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, this drawing is rather minimal. While apparent in his canvases, Klunder's use of line is more architectural and expressive in his prints. In this work, his strong verticals and diagonals balance the playfulness of the circular forms, and the unique use of aerosol spray adds lightness to the composition.
Title
Untitled (Study for Tiger Brand)
Date
1980
Medium
Drawing
Materials
black lithographic crayon, coloured wax crayon, pastel, and black aerosol paint on paper
Dimensions
211 x 75.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Mark Schacter and Shereen Miller, Ottawa, 2010
Accession number
43261.1-2